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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4443 (Princess seam Dress)

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Reviewed by:ladybegood
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Posted on:7/24/07 7:04 PM
Last Updated:7/24/07 8:06 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 41 people   
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CarolynGM said...
The fit is awesome, especially on the second dress. Excellent review too.
7/24/07 7:25 PM
carolhope said...
Wow! What a beautiful fit. These dresses remind me of what I used to wear in the 60s. I love both of them, especially the pink one. Great job in fabric choice and fitting.
7/24/07 7:30 PM
LauraTS said...
The fit looks immaculate on these - gorgeous.
7/24/07 7:55 PM
lisaquilts said...
Excellent work! Thanks for the review!
7/24/07 8:16 PM
bunz said...
They're both beautiful! I think the first one looks more retro than the beige print one.
7/24/07 8:21 PM
Mary Reed said...
Beautiful! And a good use of fabulous quilting cotton. Thank you for the very complete review.
7/24/07 8:29 PM
EveS said...
These are fabulous dresses and the fit is incredible!!! I believe I need a similar BB alteration...I'd love to see pics if you get an opportunity. Thanks for the great review!
7/24/07 9:36 PM
Em's Summer said...
Your dresses are soo cool! I love that style! Great review!
7/25/07 4:03 AM
KathleenS said...
Thanks for the review. I just bought this pattern so I'm glad to know it worked for someone else (and that it's quick!)
7/25/07 4:13 AM
morzel said...
Beautiful dress! Especially the second one looks wonderful, I guess because of the neckline. Great! Would you mind telling how the skirt pattern part looks like? Half circle, quarter circle? Or rather flared? Thank you!
7/25/07 5:56 AM
ryan's mom said...
Fantastic, ladyb! These are lovely dresses!!
7/25/07 7:37 AM
*Pepper* said...
You are stunning in that dress! I *must* have one.
7/25/07 9:10 AM
carolynw said...
Beautiful dresses - you look terrific in them. Very helpful review!
7/25/07 9:16 AM
cindyann said...
Terrific dresses. A perfect design for your lovely figure.
7/25/07 10:01 AM
gatorgirl4325 said...
Lovely, lovely dresses. The fit is wonderful!
7/25/07 10:10 AM
ryansmumAria said...
What a lovely dress! I loved LATTC - I graduated from there in Fashion Design and learned so much. Maybe it will be a career for you - you're great at it.
7/25/07 11:45 AM
ladybegood said...
Thanks everyone! EveS, I'll work on getting that pciture. Morzel, the skirt is less than a 1/4 circle, and Butterick describes it as "slightly flared." A size 12 has a 47" hip, and an 80.25" hem.
7/25/07 4:58 PM
eightyferrettoes said...
teehee-- I adore tacky prints, too. Wonderful dresses, great fit, and you have a lovely figure, too.
7/25/07 7:50 PM
Anabolina said...
Looks great!!!
7/25/07 8:21 PM
jlg said...
Fantastic dresses. Like carolhope, my first thought was wow.
7/25/07 9:38 PM
morzel said...
Thanks for your info!
7/26/07 0:55 AM
tweedcurtain said...
Great dresses! I thought the cherry print looked retro until I saw your sporty comment, then went back and looked again and agree. I think if you added the same trim at the waist that would bring back the retro feel. Lovely results from all your fitting fine tuning. Surely you are now an intermediate sewist!
7/27/07 10:45 AM
Athene said...
thank you for the very informative review. The pink dress looks fantastic on you.
7/28/07 3:48 PM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice looking dresses. Your review was most helpful.
7/29/07 9:14 AM
AnneM said...
Great job, excellent dresses. Both are great. And they don't just look like multiple copies of the same dress, either, between the neckline change and the different fabrics.
8/1/07 8:30 AM
Bonnie O said...
Like everyone else, I agree that the fit of this dress is perfect. Very flattering on you. I don't need another dress pattern but I'm going to pick it up anyway! Your sewing tips were very helpful.
8/2/07 7:34 AM
Marji said...
Very flattering dress and your fit is fantastic.
8/2/07 10:03 AM
AmandaW said...
Your dresses are great and a well written review.
8/4/07 8:07 PM
narcissaqtpie said...
your dresses are very nice and inspiring!
8/4/07 9:41 PM
Katy O'Halloran said...
These dresses look great, I think that I will buy this pattern.
8/5/07 6:53 PM
Doleres said...
Beautiful dresses.
8/6/07 4:02 PM
Lisette said...
The fit on your dresses is great. I am working on a dress for my SIL and she has a wide back and needs an FBA. I made the FBA and the shoulder seams are pulling towards the back (like it needs the extra fabric back there). Would you take a look at the pictures( and give me your advise? Thanks so much!
4/22/08 7:29 AM
Lisette said...
double post! sorry
4/22/08 7:36 AM
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